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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet On deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement with Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Lucas Johnson and Krista Tippett. And really fucked up ways to honor Reverend King. A language immersion day-care on Pine Ridge Reservation has helped to keep the Lakota language alive. Elizabeth Hasselbeck asks if the rise of feminism is a threat to national security. A [...]
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Charts of the Day: Being in a union raises a woman’s pay by 12.9 percent

Tweet Hey ladies, you may need a PhD to earn as much as a dude with a BA, but being in a union could be worth a year of college in terms of a wage boost. According to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, unionization has a big impact on women’s economic [...]
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Fast food workers follow up year of protests with nationwide strike

Tweet Fast food workers are following up a year of protests demanding wage increases with a nationwide strike across 130 cities in the United States. Workers are asking for $15 an hour, and are part of a larger movement demanding the rise of the minimum wage. Tweet
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Sexual assault endemic for agricultural workers

TweetWhen your assailant is has control of your livelihood, and even whether you can stay in the same place as your family, you might think twice about reporting it. This is exactly the position of many women agricultural workers in the U.S, the vast majority of whom are immigrants, and many of whom are undocumented: [...]
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Grocery store worker sues employer for death of newborn

TweetLike many women, Reyna García had to work during her pregnancy. She submitted 3 doctor’s notes explaining her need to have a lighter work load due to her high risk pregnancy; all three of them were ignored. Then, in November, after experiencing pain, her request to leave work was denied. According to the complaint: “García, a [...]
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